The Story of the World Volume 3 Audio Book - 2007 Edition
Early Modern Times
Please note: This coordinates with the 2004 Edition
From Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners
Unabridged for listening to on long car trips, while working around the house, or just for added convenience on any school day! This spirited reading of The Story of the World Volume 3 brings to life the stories and records of the people of Early Modern Times.
11 Hours of Professionally-Rendered Audio
Professionally-rendered audio edition with no music, sound effects, or other distractions. If your children like repetition, or if your life is especially harried, you'll love this added convenience. Approximately 11 hours on 9 audio CDs. The Story of the World audiobooks may be used along with the print book, as a supplement to a traditional history curriculum, or independently.
Read by Jim Weiss
This Story of the World audiobook is a collaboration between Jim Weiss, whose voice is "liquid gold" (CNN TV), and Susan Wise Bauer, whose writing has been described as "timeless and intelligent" (Publishers Weekly). Jim Weiss has been a storyteller for over twenty-five years. He is the winner of over seventy-five major national awards!
About The Story of the World series:
Easy-to-Implement, Captivating Chronological History
This captivating read-aloud series will introduce your children to the marvelous history of the world presented chronologically from the beginning of time. Each volume of The Story of the World includes the details of battles, kingdoms, cultures, and customs from every continent and major people group woven together into a story that children will find mesmerizing. With short chapters, many less than seven pages, The Story of the World presents history in small, easily-digestible chunks. Of particular appeal to children will be the occasional story about a hypothetical child in the culture of that time and fictional stories that were popular during that time.
The Best History Books Available for 1st-6th Grade!
The Story of the World is intended to be a read-aloud program for first through sixth grade, but it can work equally well as independent reading by an older child. Don't restrict your scope of history to just American history. These are what we consider the best world history books for this age group. If you have ever found history to be dull and humdrum, these books might just change that opinion!
Combine with the Hands-On Student Activity Book for a Full Curriculum
The Curriculum/Activity Guide offers parents and teachers a complete history curriculum for use with The Story of the World. In addition to extensive reading lists and cross-references to the most common illustrated encyclopedias, the Activity Book contains comprehension questions, sample narrations, maps, coloring pages, and activities for each chapter in The Story of the World. Children and parent-teachers love the activities, which range from coloring pages and games to mummifying a chicken!
Attempts to Include All Significant Historical and Cultural Accounts
Note: Please do not consider this series a Providential view of history which recognizes God's hand in history. It is first and foremost a history text that attempts to include all significant historical and cultural accounts. If you are a conservative Christian, you may want to opt out of a couple of activities. And where you find details with Biblical references that are inaccurate because of sparseness, use this opportunity to interject more of His story. Bible history is best taught with a Bible so we encourage your family to read through the Bible every year. These are very minor issues that are easily addressed and shouldn't keep you from this overall excellent program.
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Read by: Jim Weiss
Publisher: Well-Trained Mind Press
Awards and Endorsements:
The Old Schoolhouse 2013 Excellence in Education Winner
We love Story of the World. The audio book is a must-have in my opinion. She listens to the lesson a couple of times as she's coloring the page from the activity book. He is a wonderful story-teller and so easy to listen to. That gives me half an hour to complete anything I need to do. Win-win for us!
Found the narrator to be quite hard to follow. We'd tune out, he's quite monotone.
As with the book, good system when using the complete set. However, at times gruesome while simultaneously letting the Catholic Church off the hook and not reporting its historical atrocities. If you're going to report atrocities, then do so equally across the board, otherwise, omit them! Not an accurate reporter of history.
We have developed a system to doing history in our family. We use SOTW as a base, and play the day's lesson's audio track while having the visual learners read along from the reader (extra copies) and this has been working really well. The audio is wonderfully read, and is fun to listen to. I would just caution that if you have visual learners, you will need the text too! we tried doing JUST the audio and not buying the book but it didn't work for us. Now that we have both, its going really well.
All of my children ages 4 and up have enjoyed The Story of the World Audio books vols. 1, 2, and 3. We plan to order vol. 4 for next year. We listened to them all in the car. Now, my children are listening to them at bedtime. I read a lot of books aloud to my children, but this one has been great to have on Audio. We did not find the activity books very useful. It is just not my style of teaching.